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Posted: 02 Nov 06, 17:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urPmDEku5s0

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Posted: 05 Nov 06, 04:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's not that bad... and at least I get a little dosage of Queen everytime I go to the movie theatre.


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Posted: 05 Nov 06, 08:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

She was sorta....flat throughout the whole thing. Eh, at least she wasnt massivly flat or massivly sharp throughout it all.

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Posted: 05 Nov 06, 14:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's not her fault! She's a goddamn penguin!

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Posted: 08 Nov 06, 21:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

^That's no excuse. You're a bunny and you can type.

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Posted: 08 Nov 06, 23:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wow! You would think, with all of our modern recording technology she would have sounded better.

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Posted: 09 Nov 06, 03:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's a nice version.



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Posted: 09 Nov 06, 07:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Never fails to amaze me that anyone singing a Queen song gets followed by dozens of comments like, 'She's flat' She's sharpe, shes terrible etc. NO she wasn't, it's just not Freddie.

And as for 'surely modern technology should be able to make that better' what are you talking about? there's nothing wrong with it, hse's not flat, she sings it well it's just not the version you know that's all. get over it.
Do you seriousely think a film would get released with a soundtrack that had the singer singing flat. no, they don't. she wasn't flat.


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Posted: 09 Nov 06, 08:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Actually, I could care less that someone is singing a Queen song (in this instance), because I like Brittany Murphy. But my ears tell me that she's not a great singer. Shame, as I liked that dance number she sings on that was in the charts a little while ago.

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Posted: 09 Nov 06, 08:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great version! This is the first time I hear a woman do justice to a Queen song.


The only thing I don't like is how the vocals sound too 'close-miked'.

Hmm.. Adam, you know what I mean, right? :)


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Posted: 09 Nov 06, 10:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Togg wrote:

Never fails to amaze me that anyone singing a Queen song gets followed by dozens of comments like, 'She's flat' She's sharpe, shes terrible etc. NO she wasn't, it's just not Freddie.

And as for 'surely modern technology should be able to make that better' what are you talking about? there's nothing wrong with it, hse's not flat, she sings it well it's just not the version you know that's all. get over it.
Do you seriousely think a film would get released with a soundtrack that had the singer singing flat. no, they don't. she wasn't flat.


I never said she was flat, and flat not only means she's out of key, but that her performance fell flat as in, it wasn't great. You can sing in key and have a flat performance.

I've heard several artist do very good covers of Queen songs, this was not one of them.

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Posted: 09 Nov 06, 11:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie Mercury was arguably the most unique voice in the history of rock music. His voice was amazing, and apart from that, he knew how to sing a song with convicion. The odds of anyone singing a Queen song better than Freddie are beyond infinitesmal. Just enjoy the song for whatever interpretation people put on it, I don't think they're trying to do it better than him.


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Posted: 09 Nov 06, 11:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's just what you are used to. Freddie singing Gimme some Loving, or Imagine or Immigrant Song really sucked


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Posted: 09 Nov 06, 12:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

FriedChicken<br><font size=1>The Almighty</font> wrote:

Great version! This is the first time I hear a woman do justice to a Queen song.


The only thing I don't like is how the vocals sound too 'close-miked'.

Hmm.. Adam, you know what I mean, right? :)


Absolutely. I hear that happening, quite blatantly a few times in there. Wonder if it's just an early cut or that it's the way they want it to sound.

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Posted: 09 Nov 06, 13:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

For us non-audiphiles, what exactly do you mean by 'close miked'?


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Posted: 09 Nov 06, 13:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't think it's worth really explaining otherwise. Is there a reason you'd like to know what we meant?

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Posted: 09 Nov 06, 14:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No, I just thought I'd add to my post count. Perhaps I'll move it to the serious forum in hopes of getting an answer.


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Posted: 09 Nov 06, 14:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i only like it because of the penguins. lol.

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Posted: 10 Nov 06, 08:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Boy Thomas Raker wrote:

For us non-audiphiles, what exactly do you mean by 'close miked'?



Close Miking is a recording technique. It's when you place a microphone close to the source where the sound comes from. For a lot of microphones with a cardioid polar pattern (which is the most used pattern for recording pop/rock vocals) close miking results in a boost in the lower frequenties (also known as the proximity effect).
Close miking also gives you a drier sound, since you have less space for the room reflections to come through.

You can hear that she backs up from the microphone when she's singing louder. Because for the louder bits the sound gets more natural and less bassy.


But ofcourse you already know all of this, since you're Boy Thomas Raker :D


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Posted: 10 Nov 06, 10:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks Fried Chicken. Is this technique responsible for the drum sounds on the first two Queen albums that I, er, Roy Thomas Baker preferred and Roger and Brian hated? The whole world of how people mic things is fascinating to me. I've heard about mic's in cement blocks, garbage cans, and just read about Nuno Bettencourt recording the solo for Stop the World by placing a mic in between his headphones.


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